Combustion of fossil fuels increases the amount of carbon dioxide – CO


the most important greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. The emissions 
increase the otherwise desirable greenhouse effect and play a major role in 
the ongoing climate change on the Earth. Carbon dioxide capture and storage 
(CCS) is nowadays a generally recognized method of reducing the greenhouse 
gas emissions and mitigating climate change. Its principle consists in capturing 
carbon dioxide at large stationary emission sources, such as thermal power 
plants, steel works, cement factories, refineries or natural gas treatment 
plants, and in its subsequent transport to a storage site where CO


 is safely 

and permanently stored in suitable geological structures. 

The Ministry of Finance was the  Programme Operator, the Ministry of  
the Environment of the Czech Republic was acting as the Programme Partner, 
responsible particularly for the focus and expert content of the Programme.

The programme CZ08 implemented in the Czech Republic helped support  
3 specific research projects and, through a fourth project focused on knowledge 
and experience sharing in the field and on communicating the issue to both 
the expert community and the general public, contributed to a general awareness 
raising of the matter. 

In addition, the programme was significantly conducive to mutual bilateral 
cooperation between the Czech and Norwegian entities – project partners,  
as well as to a broader experience exchange at international level. 


CZ08 – Carbon Capture 
and Storage – CCS 
aimed at climate 
change mitigation

Programme Areas

Carbon Capture 
and Storage – CCS

Eligible applicants 

Public subjects,
private subjects, 
NGOs, associations of 
municipalities, scientific 
research institutions


Projects were 
implemented in